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Why can’t we conceive?

In the UK, one in seven couples experience difficulty conceiving, so you might wonder whether you are one of them, particularly if you are aged between 30 and 39. Whilst female fertility does decrease with age, there are many other physical, mental, and emotional well-being aspects that play a vital role in fertility and conception. Dr Malini Uppal, a fertility specialist of the City Fertility clinic in central London, lists some of the key things that can affect your fertility and your ability to conceive.

Fertility after 35: Why egg quality matters as much as quantity

It’s a common misconception that if you’re a woman, your supply of eggs will run out by your early 40s. As consultant gynaecologist Mr Mahantesh Karoshi explains, quality matters more than quantity, which is why certain fertility treatments such as pre-implantation genetic screening and egg freezing are becoming increasingly popular.

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